Doctors Tell How to Prevent Tom Cruise’s Puffy Cosmetic Face

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Movie star Tom Cruise showed up at a recent premier with what some were speculating was a puffy face due to cosmetic enhancement. So we asked some of our doctor’s what type of cosmetic procedure would result in a puffy face and what patients should watch out for to prevent this type of result.

Harrison H. Lee, MD, DMD, FACS“I do not think he had a surgical procedure performed but rather Tom has had some injectables performed to add volume to his face,” Beverly Hills, CA Dr. Harrison H Lee told us. “He may have had Voluma, Sculptra or may be even fat injections to supposedly create a more youthful appearance. Although that may have been the objective, he instead ended up with a 'puffy appearance.'”

Any cosmetic appearance that looks abnormal can imply cosmetic surgery went awry. Great cosmetic procedures do not look stretched, pulled, misshapen, filled or puffy, according to Richard Buckley, MD who practices in Milford, PA.

Richard E. Buckley, MDHe noted that "it’s common for procedures, including surgery and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, to create temporary swelling, puffiness or bruising. Those expected temporary effects should resolve. The more invasive the procedure, the longer the healing process. The swelling from a facelift, for example, can take a year to fully resolve."

In a recent guest article for, Dr. Buckley wrote extensively about cosmetic procedures and other health related issues that could cause a puffy face that Tom Cruise experienced. In the extensive overview, he shared some key tips to avoid undesirable results, including long-term puffiness, from cosmetic surgery.

  • Align with an experienced cosmetic surgeon who shares your views of what constitutes an esthetically pleasing, great result.
  • Have a healthy sense of self. Don’t rely on cosmetic surgery to make you feel good about yourself.
  • Have realistic expectations. Turning the hands of time back a decade is reasonable and possible. Turning it back three decades is not.
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle to promote a youthful, healthy appearance. Remember, medical conditions and treatments can change your looks. By being as healthy as you can be (on the inside), you’ll look younger on the outside. And your results from cosmetic surgery tend to be better.

Read the full article by Dr. Buckely, Cosmetic Surgery Gone Wrong—Even Big-name Celebs are Not Immune!

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Further Reading

  • Miley Cyrus is undergoing a makeover, freshening up her look with a spiky new haircut and to the surprise of many fans, augmenting her lips. Recent pictures of Miley show her with much a much thicker and larger pout, which could be the result of a lip augmentation procedure. Lip plumping treatments are among the most popular minimally-invasive treatments and are usually performed with some type of filler. Restylane and Juvederm are some of the popular injectable used to enhance the lips, and many people believe these fillers produce the most natural appearance.

  • Khloe Kardashian made headlines recently after the paparazzi caught her with the infamous “trout pout” – the result of too many injectable fillers in the lips. Kim Kardashian’s younger sister appeared to have some very swollen and lumpy lips after leaving a Beverly Hills salon last week and many are suspecting that that star had cosmetic surgery. Celebrity plastic surgery doctor Dr. Anthony Youn did not treat Khloe Kardashian but believes that the star did have some type of injectable filler. He tells, “Khloe has a trout pout! The excessively plump appearance of her lips could be due to injections of a filler like Juvederm. Her upper lip is larger than her lower lip, causing her mouth to resemble a trout’s. Most injectable fillers last about 6 months in the lips, so given enough time we may see her lips shrink to a smaller and more typical size.” Another plastic surgery doctor, Dr. Michael Fiorellio who is based in New York City, made a similar conclusion. He suspects that Khloe had some type of filler treatment because, “Her lips look swollen and bruised. The product looks lumpy as well”. Dr. Fiorellio is suggesting that this Kardashian sister had either Juvederm or Restylane injections to make her lips appear larger and fuller. Injectable fillers are among the most popular types of non-invasive cosmetic enhancements around the country, and are an attractive option for women who want to add volume to their lips, fill out hollows in their cheeks, and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and lines. They’re also more affordable than having surgery and can be a convenient option for those who don’t want to deal with the long downtime and recovery process associate with a surgical procedure like lip implants or a facelift.

  • While thousands of women flock to the plastic surgeon’s office or medical spa for their Botox fix every month, statistics show that men are also adopting the Botox habit. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that the number of men seeking cosmetic procedures continues to rise steadily year after year. Whether it’s to attract a mate, get through a mid-life crisis, or just feel more confident when applying for a job, men are relying on quick-fix procedures like Botox, facial fillers, and other minimally-invasive treatments to improve their looks. Experts have dubbed the recent increase in demand for Botox by men as “Brotox”, and it’s being embraced readily by more men across all age groups.